excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious: the greedy owners of the company.
having a strong or great desire for food or drink.
keenly desirous; eager (often followed by of or for): greedy for praise.
- greed·i·ly, adverb
- greed·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·greed·i·ly, adverb
- o·ver·greed·i·ness, noun
- o·ver·greed·y, adjective
- un·greed·y, adjective
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How to use greedy in a sentence
She positively wanted to pass back one or two of the saucers for refilling, but was ashamed of her greediness.Joyce's Investments | Fannie E. Newberry
But, with all their greediness and eagerness, they left ten feet square untouched on each side the subterranean.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Why ever do they put up with him, and his cruelty and greediness?Wood Magic | Richard Jefferies
Yes; it is just that greediness that all men have, and which I find, at the same time, so dangerous and incomprehensible.Garman and Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
This is by no means greediness, for a measured appetite is essentially incompatible with the conditions of Indian life.Bill's School and Mine | William Suddards Franklin
British Dictionary definitions for greedy
excessively desirous of food or wealth, esp in large amounts; voracious
(postpositive foll by for) eager (for): a man greedy for success
- greedily, adverb
- greediness, noun
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